Mid Cheshire Barn Owl Conservation Group


Barn Owls in Cheshire – we need your help.


Over the past ten years or so the numbers of barn owls in Cheshire has shown a steady increase. Recorded breeding pairs increased from 61 in 2003 to a record 160 breeding pairs and 650 chicks in 2007. 2009 was as good as could have been expected with over 120 successful breeding pairs recorded.

Our hopes were high therefore for 2010.

That was before the very wet weather in December 2009 and the recent heavy snowfalls and bitterly cold weather in 2010. These weather conditions could have a devastating affect upon the survival of the barn owl and undo all the hard work the various Cheshire barn owl groups have put into conserving this beautiful bird.

So how can you help?

We would like to hear from anyone who has seen or heard barn owls over the last month or so. Sightings are an important part of the groups work. So if you know of the location of any barn owls, or have seen any recently, or if you would just like to find out more about barn owls and the work of the various Conservation Groups, please contact John Mycock on 07970-235473, we need to know urgently.

Barn Owl July 2012 article
Barn Owl January 2010 Article.doc

Barn Owls July 2009 Article.doc

Barn Owl April 2008 Event Article Rev A.doc


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